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WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" to learn about President Obama's deficit reduction plan and the impact on federal employees. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Sept. 23, is now available on demand.
AFGE Legislative and Political Director Beth Moten analyzed the president's plan, which would require federal employees to increase their pension contributions by 1.2 percent over three years after the pay freeze ends.
Grantham University Associate Provost and Vice President of Faculty & Student Experience Dr. Cheryl Hayek then discussed Grantham's student support programs and unveiled a new benefit for AFGE members.
AFGE Social Security Administration Local 3937 Fair Practices Coordinator Ivan Weich addressed the consequences of understaffing and underfunding at SSA while Department of Transportation Local 3313 Fair Practices Coordinator Robena Reid detailed the health risks of asbestos exposure.
Lastly, AFGE Department of Veterans Affairs Local 2338 President Kevin Ellis outlined a grassroots mobilization plan for his local, which will highlight the value of public service.
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"Inside Government" is a one-hour weekly nationwide radio/Internet program dedicated to issues that impact federal and D.C. government employees. The show airs each Friday at 10 a.m. on Federal News Radio 1500 AM in Washington, D.C., and online at www.federalnewsradio.com. It is also available to millions of iPod users through Apple's iTunes podcast. "Inside Government" is produced by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the nation's largest federal employee union, representing 625,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.
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